NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. Chris Paul 1897
17. Isiah Thomas* 1861
18. Kevin Garnett 1859
19. Don Buse 1818
20. Shawn Marion 1759
21. Paul Pierce 1752
22. LeBron James 1740
23. Magic Johnson* 1724
24. Ron Harper 1716
25. Metta World Peace 1714
26. Fat Lever 1666
27. Charles Barkley* 1648
28. Gus Williams 1638
29. Hersey Hawkins 1622
30. Eddie Jones 1620
31. Rod Strickland 1616
32. Mark Jackson 1608
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Jason Terry 1556
  Larry Bird* 1556
37. Doug Christie 1555
38. Andre Miller 1546
39. Nate McMillan 1544
40. Andre Iguodala 1543
41. Jeff Hornacek 1536
42. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
44. Kendall Gill 1519
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Dwyane Wade 1500
47. Dennis Johnson* 1477
48. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
49. Ray Allen 1451
50. George McGinnis 1448
51. Jerome Kersey 1439
52. Tim Hardaway 1428
53. Vince Carter 1418
54. Randy Smith 1403
55. Clifford Robinson 1402
56. Monta Ellis 1393
57. David Robinson* 1388
58. Bobby Jones 1387
59. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
60. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
62. Derek Fisher 1352
63. Charles Oakley 1351
64. Mike Gale 1349
65. Rickey Green 1348
66. Manu Ginobili 1345
67. Quinn Buckner 1337
68. T.R. Dunn 1316
69. Trevor Ariza 1307
70. Latrell Sprewell 1294
71. Alvan Adams 1289
72. Vlade Divac 1288
73. George Gervin* 1283
74. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
76. Rajon Rondo 1275
77. John Lucas 1273
78. Kenny Anderson 1258
79. Terry Cummings 1255
80. Grant Hill 1248
81. Brevin Knight 1229
82. Tyrone Corbin 1228
83. Byron Scott 1224
84. Robert Parish* 1219
85. Mitch Richmond* 1211
86. Reggie Theus 1206
87. Gerald Wallace 1200
88. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
90. Ray Williams 1198
91. Chris Webber 1197
92. Dan Majerle 1194
93. Norm Nixon 1187
94. Shawn Kemp 1185
95. Mike Bibby 1172
96. Calvin Murphy* 1165
97. Caron Butler 1163
98. Jack Sikma 1162
99. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
100. Robert Horry 1158
101. Dirk Nowitzki 1156
102. Jay Humphries 1153
103. Chris Ford 1152
104. Fred Brown 1149
105. Horace Grant 1143
106. Terrell Brandon 1142
107. Russell Westbrook 1139
  Tony Allen 1139
109. Sedale Threatt 1138
110. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
112. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
114. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
115. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
117. Rashard Lewis 1115
118. Nick Anderson 1114
119. Stephen Jackson 1109
120. Brian Taylor 1106
121. Sam Perkins 1105
122. Rick Barry* 1104
123. Jamal Crawford 1101
124. Paul Millsap 1097
  Andrei Kirilenko 1097
126. Larry Hughes 1092
127. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
129. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
132. Josh Smith 1083
133. Raymond Felton 1082
  Kevin Johnson 1082
135. Michael Adams 1081
136. Buck Williams 1080
137. Tom Gugliotta 1079
138. Derrick McKey 1072
139. Alex English* 1067
140. Johnny Newman 1064
141. Sam Cassell 1058
142. Lionel Hollins 1053
143. Chauncey Billups 1051
144. Michael Cage 1050
145. Thaddeus Young 1049
  Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
147. Antawn Jamison 1048
148. Joe Johnson 1047
149. Darwin Cook 1044
  Mike Conley 1044
151. James Worthy* 1041
152. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
154. Carmelo Anthony 1026
155. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
157. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
159. Johnny Moore 1017
160. Stephen Curry 1015
161. Rudy Gay 1007
  Avery Johnson 1007
163. John Drew 1004
164. Danny Manning 1000
165. Sam Lacey 999
166. Paul Pressey 997
  Tony Parker 997
168. Michael Finley 996
169. Jason Richardson 995
170. Foots Walker 992
171. Nene Hilario 991
172. Craig Ehlo 989
173. Shane Battier 988
174. Dell Curry 985
175. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
177. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
179. Kyle Lowry 973
  Robert Reid 973
181. Kirk Hinrich 972
182. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
184. Slick Watts 961
185. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
187. Brent Barry 955
188. Damon Stoudamire 953
189. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
191. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
193. Adrian Dantley* 944
194. Dan Issel* 943
195. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
197. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
199. Fatty Taylor 935
200. Jason Williams 933
201. Dwight Howard 931
  Darrell Griffith 931
203. Allen Leavell 929
204. Vern Fleming 926
205. Sidney Moncrief 924
206. Spud Webb 922
207. Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
210. John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
213. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
215. Devin Harris 908
216. Gerald Wilkins 907
217. Joe Dumars* 902
218. Steve Nash 899
219. James Harden 895
220. Corey Brewer 894
221. Kenyon Martin 893
222. Marques Johnson 888
223. Greg Anthony 887
224. J.R. Smith 885
  Tom Chambers 885
226. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
228. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
229. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
231. Greg Ballard 877
232. Bryon Russell 874
233. Earl Watson 873
234. Larry Nance 872
235. Mario Chalmers 871
236. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
238. Rodney Rogers 868
239. Bernard King* 866
240. Deron Williams 865
241. Luol Deng 864
  Elvin Hayes* 864
243. Mark Price 860
244. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
246. Detlef Schrempf 856
247. Bo Outlaw 855
  John Wall 855
249. Vinnie Johnson 852
250. Lamar Odom 848

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson* 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1944
15. Chris Paul 1897
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. Shawn Marion 1759
19. Paul Pierce 1752
20. LeBron James 1740
21. Magic Johnson* 1724
22. Ron Harper 1716
23. Metta World Peace 1714
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
  Jason Terry 1556
35. Doug Christie 1555
36. Andre Miller 1546
37. Nate McMillan 1544
38. Andre Iguodala 1543
39. Jeff Hornacek 1536
40. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
42. Kendall Gill 1519
43. Julius Erving* 1508
44. Reggie Miller* 1505
45. Dwyane Wade 1500
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Vince Carter 1418
52. Randy Smith 1403
53. Clifford Robinson 1402
54. Monta Ellis 1393
55. David Robinson* 1388
56. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
57. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Rickey Green 1348
62. Manu Ginobili 1345
63. Quinn Buckner 1337
64. T.R. Dunn 1316
65. Trevor Ariza 1307
66. Latrell Sprewell 1294
67. Alvan Adams 1289
68. Vlade Divac 1288
69. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
71. Rajon Rondo 1275
72. John Lucas 1273
73. Kenny Anderson 1258
74. Terry Cummings 1255
75. Grant Hill 1248
76. Brevin Knight 1229
77. Tyrone Corbin 1228
78. Byron Scott 1224
79. Robert Parish* 1219
80. Mitch Richmond* 1211
81. Reggie Theus 1206
82. Gerald Wallace 1200
83. Grant Long 1199
84. Ray Williams 1198
85. Chris Webber 1197
86. Dan Majerle 1194
87. Norm Nixon 1187
88. Shawn Kemp 1185
89. Mike Bibby 1172
90. Calvin Murphy* 1165
91. Caron Butler 1163
92. Jack Sikma 1162
93. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
  Don Buse 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
96. Dirk Nowitzki 1156
97. Jay Humphries 1153
98. Chris Ford 1152
99. Fred Brown 1149
100. Horace Grant 1143
101. Terrell Brandon 1142
102. Russell Westbrook 1139
  Tony Allen 1139
104. Sedale Threatt 1138
105. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
107. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
109. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
110. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
112. Rashard Lewis 1115
113. Nick Anderson 1114
114. Stephen Jackson 1109
115. Sam Perkins 1105
116. Rick Barry* 1104
117. Jamal Crawford 1101
118. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
  Paul Millsap 1097
120. Larry Hughes 1092
121. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
123. Moses Malone* 1089
124. Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
127. Josh Smith 1083
128. Kevin Johnson 1082
  Raymond Felton 1082
130. Michael Adams 1081
131. Buck Williams 1080
132. Tom Gugliotta 1079
133. Derrick McKey 1072
134. Alex English* 1067
135. Johnny Newman 1064
136. Sam Cassell 1058
137. Lionel Hollins 1053
138. Chauncey Billups 1051
139. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
141. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
  Thaddeus Young 1049
143. Antawn Jamison 1048
144. Joe Johnson 1047
145. Mike Conley 1044
  Darwin Cook 1044
147. James Worthy* 1041
148. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
150. Carmelo Anthony 1026
151. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
153. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
155. Johnny Moore 1017
156. Stephen Curry 1015
157. Avery Johnson 1007
  Rudy Gay 1007
159. John Drew 1004
160. Danny Manning 1000
161. Sam Lacey 999
162. Tony Parker 997
  Paul Pressey 997
164. Michael Finley 996
165. Jason Richardson 995
166. Foots Walker 992
167. Nene Hilario 991
168. Craig Ehlo 989
169. Shane Battier 988
170. Dell Curry 985
171. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
173. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
175. Kyle Lowry 973
  Robert Reid 973
177. Kirk Hinrich 972
178. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
180. Slick Watts 961
181. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
183. Brent Barry 955
184. Damon Stoudamire 953
185. Mike Woodson 952
186. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
188. Adrian Dantley* 944
189. George Gervin* 941
190. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
192. Gerald Henderson 939
193. Jason Williams 933
194. Dwight Howard 931
  Darrell Griffith 931
196. Allen Leavell 929
197. Vern Fleming 926
198. Sidney Moncrief 924
199. George McGinnis 923
200. Spud Webb 922
201. Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
204. Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
207. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
209. Devin Harris 908
210. Gerald Wilkins 907
211. Joe Dumars* 902
212. Steve Nash 899
213. James Harden 895
214. Corey Brewer 894
215. Kenyon Martin 893
216. Marques Johnson 888
217. Greg Anthony 887
218. Tom Chambers 885
  J.R. Smith 885
220. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
222. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
223. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
225. Greg Ballard 877
226. Bryon Russell 874
227. Earl Watson 873
228. Larry Nance 872
229. Mario Chalmers 871
230. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
232. Rodney Rogers 868
233. Bernard King* 866
234. Deron Williams 865
235. Elvin Hayes* 864
  Luol Deng 864
237. Mark Price 860
238. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
240. Detlef Schrempf 856
241. Bo Outlaw 855
  John Wall 855
243. Vinnie Johnson 852
244. Lamar Odom 848
245. Scott Wedman 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Larry Steele 846
248. Mike Gale 840
  Otis Thorpe 840
250. Kevin Durant 838

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Gene Littles 277
  Larry Kenon 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier* 236
29. Darnell Hillman 223
  John Williamson 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. George Carter 164
  Maurice Lucas 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. Al Skinner 120
  John Roche 120
68. Charles Edge 117
  George Thompson 117
  Mike Jackson 117
71. Donnie Freeman 113
  Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
73. Marv Roberts 110
  Moses Malone* 110
75. Travis Grant 106
  Swen Nater 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. David Vaughn 79
  Steve Jones 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Cincinnatus Powell 73
  Lloyd Batts 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty* 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. Jimmy Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Rick Mount 55
  Billy Harris 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Don Adams 51
  Wilbert Robinson 51
115. Mark Olberding 50
  Scott English 50
117. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Lionel Billingy 40
  Willard Sojourner 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Roger Brown 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
  Steve Green 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Henry Ward 16
  Roy Ebron 16
  Jim Ard 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Clyde Dickey 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Hank Williams 14
144. Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  George Lehmann 13
148. George Bucci 12
  Harry Rogers 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
151. Jimmy Conner 11
  Jerry Chambers 11
153. Milt Williams 10
  Allen Murphy 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. John Beasley 7
  Art Williams 7
162. Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Sam Cash 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Ron King 5
  Joby Wright 5
170. Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Collis Temple 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Greg Lee 4
176. Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Bob Arnzen 3
179. Kenneth Gardner 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Bill Newton 2
184. Bob Lackey 1
  Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
187. Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Mike Lewis 0
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